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WORLD PREMIERE OF 'SEPTATION," JOSH'S CONCERT-LENGTH 9/11 COMPOSITION, COMING APRIL 6
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Josh has composed a soaring sonic evocation of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of those attacks. A sprawling personal 'recollection in blue,' combining found sound, composed elements, and free improv, played out in a concert setting. World Premiere, with an additional performance to follow in May.

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L&A licensed to four Mtv shows
Added Friday, October 23, 2009

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Songs from Love & Alcohol will be featured on four MTV programs, including their two most widely watched. "The Hills," "The City," "Fame (Taking the Stage)" and "Human Giant" have each licensed all or part of the L&A for the current season. Updates as the airings approach.

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LOVE & ALCOHOL ON THE RADIO
Added Monday, August 17, 2009

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Love & Alcohol is spinning on more than 200 stations across the U.S. and Canada. It's been approved for special programs on New York's WFUV and has CMJ charted on a fair number of stations across the dial. Complete list of stations coming soon.

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New REVIEWS & InterviewS: Hubbub UK, INDIE UPDATE, STARVING ARTIST
Added Monday, June 15, 2009

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Two new reviews of "Love & Alcohol" hit recently. Hubbub UK says, "Superb songwriting, bags of musical talent...dark and gritty lyrics...a great listen."

http://hubbubuk.blogspot.com/2009/06/love-and-alcohol-josh-weinstein.html

Indie Update says, "This is street-level piano blues that might even stretch the genre a bit. Listen to 'She Do Not Listen' and find the piano skills of a teacher, a player and a sleeper (in the sense that they ain't hits yet)."

http://www.indieupdate.com/indie-music/reviews/josh-weinstein/

Finally, the Starving Artist Podcast featured Josh in an extended interview. Listen to it starting at about the 11:00 minute mark:

http://starvingartistsguide.blogspot.com/2009/05/starving-artist-podcast-ep-15.html

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New InterviewS Published: JUNIOR'S CAVE, TWO GROOVE
Added Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Read Josh's featured interview with Junior's Cave Magazine out of Georgia:

http://www.juniorscave.com/JoshWeinstein.html

...And with TwoGroove.com:

http://www.twogroove.com/blog/2009/05/16/past-present-future-josh-weinstein/

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New Reviews: ACOUSTICMUSIC.com, rootstime
Added Monday, April 26, 2009

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Two new reviews of Love & Alcohol posted this week. FAME, the review section of acousticmusic.com, said,

This is Billy Joel's nightmare, a seedy from-the-gutter tour of the real world, not some high-society yodel with a pseudo side of faux slumming, Charles Bukowski not Barbara Ehrenreich....so hell, I like it!

And Rootstime, a Dutch site that focuses on American blues, said,

Weinstein's complex brain houses many types of music, all equally inspired and exciting.

They mention Auster, Rimbaud, Fante, Shopenhauer, Kerouac and others as literary analogues, and place the music "in the twilight zone between highway blues and skyline jazz." The review is in Dutch.

See the reviews page of this site for the full reviews, or read them each at the source:

FAME: http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p05457.htm
Rootstime: http://rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEWS/2009/2009-APRIL13.htm#127

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LOVE & ALCOHOL RELEASED today
Added Tuesday, March 24, 2009

 

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Today marks the official release of Love & Alcohol, Josh's powerful return to the scene. Watch the site for reviews and other news. Order or download from Amazon, CD Baby and Itunes.

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Love & Alcohol Available for Preorder on
Amazon & CD Baby

Added Thursday, March 12, 2009

 

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You can now stream and pre-order Love & Alcohol from Amazon.com and CD Baby.com. (Itunes coming soon.)

Heard it? Dig it? Leave at a review on either or both.

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Josh to Appear on Joey Reynolds Show February 27-28
Added Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Josh will return to Joey Reynolds' late-night WOR show (syndicated nationally) this Friday night/Saturday morning, 1:00 a.m. He'll havethe full band in the tiny studio. Tune in for a preview of the new record.

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"One More Blues" in Midnight Special Blues Radio Top 50 for January
Added Thursday, February 5, 2009

 

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"One More Blues," Track 3 from Love & Alcohol, has been getting pre-release airplay on Midnight Special Blues Radio, where it was in the Top 50 for January, 2009.

The track features G.E. Smith on guitar and Clifford Carter on organ. You can stream the track on the player at joshweinstein.com .

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"She Rolls Jaunty" takes Honorable Mention in Song Contest
Added Tuesday, January 21, 2009

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"She Rolls Jaunty," Track 4 from Love & Alcohol, nabbed an Honoral Mention in the Great Lakes Song Contest in 2008. The track was submitted in its demo form. Finish version includes string quartet, soundscaping, and windshield wipers as the sole percussion element.

You can stream the track on the player at joshweinstein.com .

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Album Complete – Release Slated for March 24 on RandomLogo Records
Added Friday, January 9, 2009

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After a one-year performing hiatus, Josh is back in force with his strongest album yet, Love & Alcohol, to be released March 24, 2009 on RandomLogo Records.

Love & Alcohol is a street's-eye view of love and everything after, written and edited in the late-night hours. Basic tracks were recorded on Valentine's Day, 2008, with an electro-acoustic four-piece ensemble that included journeyman "Roches" bassist Paul Ossola and "Songs from a Random House" drummer John Bollinger. Overdubs were done throughout the year when/wherever Weinstein could get a microphone in front of friends and colleagues--everyone from guitarist G.E. Smith to cellist Erik Friedlander to organist Clifford Carter.

The spare production incorporates found-object and non-trap-kit percussion, engineered soundscapes, and nontraditional, non-beginning-middle-end song structure.

Yet at its core, L & A is fundamentally a blues album--an in-the-cracks, off-center, idiosyncratic look at life lived somewhere between Love & Alcohol. We think you're going to like it.

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"Superb songwriting, bags of musical talent...dark and gritty lyrics...Great."
—Hubbub UK, June 09

A scholar, educator, studio pianist and performing songwriter, Josh Weinstein has emerged as an important voice in contemporary pop composition.

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